Biography

Richard Oliver Postgate (12 April 1925 – 8 December 2008), generally known as Oliver Postgate, was an English animator, puppeteer and writer. He was the creator and writer of some of Britain's most popular children's television programmes. Pingwings, Pogles' Wood, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, Clangers and Bagpuss, were all made by Smallfilms, the company he set up with Peter Firmin, and were shown on the BBC between the 1950s and the 1980s, and on ITV from 1959 to the present day. In a 1999 BBC poll Bagpuss was voted the most popular children's television programme of all time

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Richard Oliver Postgate (12 April 1925 – 8 December 2008), generally known as Oliver Postgate, was an English animator, puppeteer and writer. He was the creator and writer of some of Britain's most popular children's television programmes. Pingwings, Pogles' Wood, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, Clangers and Bagpuss, were all made by Smallfilms, the company he set up with Peter Firmin, and were shown on the BBC between the 1950s and the 1980s, and on ITV from 1959 to the present day. In a 1999 BBC poll Bagpuss was voted the most popular children's television programme of all time

Description above from the Wikipedia article Oliver Postgate, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Creator

Gender Male

Known Credits 8

Birthday 1925-04-12

Day of Death 2008-12-08

Place of Birth Hendon, Middlesex, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Richard Oliver Postgate

Creator TV ShowsMovies

Pogles' Wood Creator
Pingwings Creator
Ivor the Engine Creator
1984 Tottie: The Story of a Doll's House Creator
1974 Bagpuss Creator
1969 Clangers Creator
1960 The Seal of Neptune Creator

Acting

Pingwings (12 episodes)
Ivor the Engine (90 episodes)
1974 Bagpuss (13 episodes)
1969 Clangers (26 episodes)
1959 Noggin the Nog (27 episodes) as Narrator

Directing

Pingwings (12 episodes)Director
1969 Clangers (14 episodes)Director

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